Where to Eat in Natchez: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Malia Yoakum

Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River, has more antebellum houses than any other place in the United States. Many of these historic homes are open for tours. The friendly local people welcome visitors to their historic city with warm Southern charm. Tour the homes, the Grand Village of the Natchez and the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture. Festivals and celebrations occur often throughout the year. For gamblers, the riverboat gaming experience is a fun and fascinating change from ordinary casinos. Active visitors will enjoy great golf, tennis, hiking, biking and fishing.
Things to do in Natchez

1. Restaurant 1818

1358 John a Quitman Blvd, Monmouth Historic Inn, Natchez, MS 39120-5077 Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cajun & Creole Dinner SGD 21 - SGD 55 +1 601-442-5852
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Restaurant 1818

At Restaurant 1818 you will dine in what was originally the Men's and Ladies' Parlors of the Main House. These two parlors are adorned with period crystal gasoliers. These impressive reproduction chandeliers and wall sconces were custom made for Monmouth by the artisans at Waterford Crystal in Ireland. Guests have complete dining freedom when they reserve a table at Restaurant 1818. Here guests can select menu items on an a la carte basis from the gourmet appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts offered that evening. A full wine list and wine by the glass program is available to ensure your dining experience is the very best Natchez has to offer! Private dining by candlelight is also offered for 8 to 12 people at the main dining room table.

Reviewed By packcal


▪️Location: At the Monmouth Historic Inn.
▪️Parking: Easy onsite parking.
▪️Dining Room: Stylish separated dining rooms. Elegantly decorated.
▪️Food: High quality menu with about five focused entrees offered when we were there. We enjoyed starter salads and the beef and pork main courses.
▪️Cost: Fair for the area...including a bottle of wine.
▪️Service: Excellent/ Shirley was knowledgable, friendly and positive.
▪️Recommend? Strong yes

2. The Donut Shop

501 John R Junkin Dr, Natchez, MS 39120-4709 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 601-442-2317
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

The Donut Shop

Reviewed By TheLillsdotcom - Beaufort, South Carolina

It has been years since we have come across a real-deal old-fashioned donut shop! We treated ourselves to chocolate glazed and plain glazed. They totally took us back in time and put big smiles on our faces! We hope everyone driving to or through Natchez makes sure to visit this treasure and experience The Donut Shop!

3. Steampunk Coffee Roasters

114 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3221 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe Breakfast +1 601-334-5179
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Steampunk Coffee Roasters

Steampunk Coffee Roasters is a traditional espresso bar, specialty coffee retailer, micro roaster , and restaurant serving quiche, muffins, biscotti, smoothies daily. On Saturday & Sunday french crepes- both sweet and savory from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. We are located in a restored 1860's brick cabin just a block from the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS.

Reviewed By MrsPiket - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Steampunk Coffee Roasters is a very nice Café & Espresso Bar located in the centre of Natchez at the Mississippi River. The Café offers good coffees and a choice of pastries.

Steampunk is a science-fantasy genre that incorporates technology and weird designs inspired by 19th-century industrial machinery. The owner of the Café must be either an admirer of the art-style, or consider an espresso-machine an 19th century steam-powered machinery.

You can go there for coffees from 8:00 till 17:00, six days a week. The Café is popular with locals as well as tourists. The café is furnished & decorated in a friendly style. Service is adequate & friendly.

The coffee we had was good and definitely made by an experienced Barista. Highly recommended.

4. Dairy Queen

245 John R Junkin Dr, Natchez, MS 39120-3821 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch +1 601-442-3200
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By Brian M - Montrose, United Kingdom

I have always enjoyed the visits to DQ's all over the US and Canada. The standard has always been consistently high. This one was very good but the service was a bit slower than I have come to expect. However the banana split was just as good as ever.

5. Natchez Coffee Co.

509 Franklin St, Natchez, MS 39120-3309 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 601-304-1415
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 302 reviews

Natchez Coffee Co.

Reviewed By Margaret G

Fun coffee shop, right in the heart of historic Natchez. Reminiscent of the coffee shops in New Orleans.

6. King's Tavern

613 Jefferson St, Natchez, MS 39120-3319 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 18 - SGD 26 +1 601-392-1756
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

King's Tavern

Historic King's Tavern circa 1789 as seen on Ghost Adventurers and Travel Channel. Wood fired oven with steak, fresh fish and pizza's. Craft Cocktails - some of the best in the country. Also tour the Charboneau Rum Distillery next door. Ourdoor dining

Reviewed By Melissa12177 - South Mississippi

My husband and I went to King’s Tavern during our weekend getaway. We both had the crawfish potpie. It was delicious. I highly recommend it. This building is so interesting and unique. We went upstairs to the gift shop and the young lady upstairs told us the ghost story of the place. She did say she does hear noises late at night and sometimes gets freaked out. Go here! You won’t be disappointed.

7. Roux 61 Seafood & Grill

453 U.s. 61 S, Natchez, MS 39120 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 601-445-0004
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 784 reviews

Roux 61 Seafood & Grill

Reviewed By Davidfood

Absolutely nothing special about this roadside restaurant (except perhaps it’s name). But my husband says it should be renamed to ‘French Fries R Us’.

8. Slick Rick's

109 N Pearl St, Natchez, MS 39120-3276 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 601-445-9900
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Slick Rick's

Slick Rick's Cafe is a great place downtown to stop for lunch! We have a wide variety on our menu, but the burgers are the best! Our daily specials are always a taste bud adventure. We donate all tips from our customers to a local charity each month!

Reviewed By RonWamberal - Sydney, Australia

Been here many times over the years but definitely gone downhill. Was looking forward to a crabcake but was told they had none but they were available tomorrow. The sandwich I had as an alternative was sloppily prepared with no care and tasted terrible.
Staff had no care or interest.

9. The Camp Restaurant

21 Silver St, Natchez, MS 39120-3453 Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 601-897-0466
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

The Camp Restaurant

Reviewed By Denver_Mullican - Natchez, Mississippi

This is a fun place, right on the river in a historic building - with a lot of great food. I'd go there just for the Guacamole and chips - but they have a lot of other great things on the menu too.

10. cotton alley cafe

208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460 Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 4 - SGD 38 +1 601-442-7452
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 786 reviews

cotton alley cafe

Cotton alley is a quaint cafe located across from the Natchez convention center on main st. The owners have been serving the local community for over 35 years in different eating venues. The restaurant seats about 90 people in upstairs and downstairs areas. We serve local cuisine as well as grilled fish,assorted pastas, steaks, salads and sandwiches. We specialize in many homemade desserts , they are considered a local favorite.

Reviewed By 797eileen - Galloway, Ohio

After being ignored for awhile another waiter adopted us and took our order. He was really nice in telling us where our meal was and apparently, everyone descended on the restaurant at once on a nice Saturday. I had a good fried oyster poor boy, my husband got the cheesburger. The cheese was not the kind he ordered and he had asked for a different type of bun. The waiter noticed as he was bringing it and came back in a few minutes with the correct bun. So, the waiter was great and tried valiantly, but the restaurant was just overwhelmed. From other reviews, I’m assuming this is a good place when a bit quieter.

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